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Swing City
Live Swing Bands
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(617) 513-9841

Located upstairs at the
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA
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"Hosting Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in Boston since 1994"

(costumes suggested but optional)

Saturday, October 29 at Huron Ave:
"Dan Gabel and the Abeltones"
Dan Gabel and the Abletones is an 18 piece big band that specializes in the music of the 1930s and 40s and the sights and sounds of the era when swing music was king, and boosted the morale of the nation during the Second World War. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Les Brown, Vaughn Monroe, Harry James, and many other favorites that swing fans listened and danced to around their radios during the Golden Broadcast Era of dance bands.

Free, by Free Dance Studio

- Beginner (Intro Swing)

Cover this week: $18
($4 off w/ valid student ID)


Dear Swing City Patrons,

"Dan Gabel and the Abletones" for the Halloween Dance and Party this Saturday!

We are super excited to host the debut of the 18 piece Abletones big band at Swing City this week for our Halloween Dance! The Abletones are a highly regarded big band from Western Massachusetts who are periodically featured at some of that region's dances and of course many other events. We were finally able to bring them into Boston, and for Halloween at that!

Costumes are suggested (but optional) this Saturday, and there will be decorations and a costume parade and contest half way through the evening. We'll provide tricks and treats, or bring your own!

Also, we've got another FREE workshop from Free Dance Studio this week, which is their Swing Line Dance workshop from 6-8pm. RSVP here: details And don't forget the "Intro to Swing" lesson from 8-9 if you're new or have guests that are new to Swing dance.

Just a reminder, please bring friends to Swing City! It's not only great fun for all to meet new people, but vital to not just Swing City, but the whole Boston/New England swing dance scene. The "word of mouth" approach from our regular and occasional dancers is by far the most effective way to get the word out.

And as usual, Mike's "famous" free, fresh, hot popcorn.

Hope to see you there!

Dance lessons at Swing City

New to Swing Dancing or already an expert? No worries, we've got something for everyone!

Join us for a beginner swing lesson before the dance. Class begins at 8pm promptly, so be sure to arrive a few minutes early. More experienced dancers aree welcome to join in and help out. It's also a great way to meet people.

Already got the basic steps down?. We support Free Dance Studio which offers free swing lessons on Thursday evenings in Arlington and occasionally on Saturdays from 6-8pm at Swing City before the dance. They also teach a 2 hr Lindy Bootcamp, Lindy Line Dancing, and other workshops at Swing City from 6-8pm on many evenings.

Their website is:

Swing City, the best Swingin' venue in town!

- Tons of free parking
- Ice Cold Air Conditioning
- Juice, Soda, and Water available, plus snacks
- Great, New, Sprung Bamboo Floor (one patron was memorably giddy with excitement! thx)
- Easy MBTA Access (bus #72 direct from Havard Square)

8:00pm: Swing Dance Lessons
FREE with cover charge

Swing lesson (intro, east coast swing)
-learn basic 6-count patterns to get you started

9:00pm: Band goes on (DJ in the breaks)
until 12:00pm

So please join us for lessons, a night of rich live music, dancing, lots of cool fun people of all ages, and some great exercise. Bottom line, a great night out for only $16-$18 ($12-$14 with college ID), and a super vibe! Read, "Boston's official Cheap Date."

Tons of Swing City Photos are in the Photo gallery

See you there!


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See you this week!
on behalf of all of our entertainers and staff


Coming Up!
Oct. 29 Abletones
Halloween Dance!
Nov. 12 Compaq Big Band
Nov. 26 -change-
band to be announced
Dec. 10 Tom Nutile Big Band
Holiday Dance/Potluck

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What people are saying:
"It was one of the best swing dances I have attended in well over a year (and I dance several times a week)."

"Nice people all w/good intentions. From the person at door to anyone I would ask questions; all have positive,upbeat(no pun intended) attitudes. And this love of Swing Dancing is obvious by all assistance kindly offered and rendered. Five Stars."

See you on the dance floor!
Your humble "Swing City Impresario"

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